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Beyond multi-scale modelling



Title: Beyond multi-scale modelling
Author(s): K. van Breugel
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Symposium on Concrete Modelling - ConMod '08
Editor(s): E. Schlangen and G. De Schutter
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-060-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-076-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 37 - 46
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 20
Language: English


Abstract: Modelling is one of the favourite activities of scientist. Models are vehicles for understanding the nature of things, for designing new products and for predicting the performance of materials and structures under a wide variety of exposure conditions. Multiscale modelling aims at bridging length scales while enhancing the descriptive and predictive power of models. One of the main goals of all modelling activities is to improve the performance of man-made products in the broadest sense of the word. However, for improving the performance and the quality of materials and structures more is needed than modelling. The performance of a material and of a structure is not determined by the predicted quality, but by the quality that is actually produced on the building site or in a factory. In this contribution some thoughts are presented regarding the strength and the limitations of multiscale modelling. An integral quality management concept is presented and the role of advanced simulation and predictive models as part of that concept is explained.


Online publication: 2009-06-15
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00